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Oct 12, 2022 James Banks
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This is a simple argument for the New Wine System.  (We must fully turn against sin and toward God, and have a long but finite time in which to do so in the next life.)  Also contains a few other thoughts.  Condensed. (mobi version)
Topics: booklet, condensed, New Wine System, soteriology, eschatology, God
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Oct 12, 2022 James Banks
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This is a simple argument for the New Wine System.  (We must fully turn against sin and toward God, and have a long but finite time in which to do so in the next life.)  Also contains a few other thoughts.  Condensed.  (epub version)
Topics: booklet, condensed, epub, New Wine System, soteriology, eschatology, God
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Oct 12, 2022 James Banks
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This is a simple argument for the New Wine System.  (We must fully turn against sin and toward God, and have a long but finite time in which to do so in the next life.)  Also contains a few other thoughts.  Condensed.
Topics: booklet, condensed, New Wine System, soteriology, eschatology, God
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Sep 10, 2021 James Banks
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Music for a play about being in the state of life of waiting.  (8.5"x11 / letter format.)  (See 10v24.net/waiting for more information and related files.)
Topics: Music, keyboard, piano, organ, synthesizer, lilypond, play, incidental music
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Apr 2, 2021 James Banks
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A song about seeking to become like Jesus, sung from the perspective of midnight.
Topics: glockenspiel, voice, song, music, midnight, Jesus, commitment
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Jan 11, 2021 James Banks
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Rules for a card game in which you seek in the valleys of a desert for desert people, who speak their desert words to you. Compatible with sayings by Ramon Llull, Simone Weil, Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, the Desert Fathers, and many others.
Topics: card game, rules, Ramon Llull, Simone Weil, Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Desert Fathers, wisdom...
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Nov 25, 2020 James Banks
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A story about the future of beauty, in brochure form for letter (8.5" by 11") paper.
Topics: booklet, brochure, short story, essay, futurism, beauty, civilizational development, axiology,...
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Nov 25, 2020 James Banks
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A story about the future of beauty, in brochure form for A4 paper.
Topics: booklet, brochure, short story, essay, futurism, beauty, civilizational development, axiology,...
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Nov 2, 2020 James Banks
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A short story (or essay) about the future of beauty.
Topics: short story, essay, futurism, beauty, civilizational development, axiology, human values, human...
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Nov 2, 2020 James Banks
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A short story (or essay) about the future of beauty.
Topics: short story, essay, futurism, beauty, civilizational development, axiology, human values, human...
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Nov 2, 2020 James Banks
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A short story (or essay) about the future of beauty.
Topics: short story, essay, futurism, beauty, civilizational development, axiology, human values, human...
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Jul 3, 2020 James Banks
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Silence, in mobi format.
Topic: mobi version
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Jul 3, 2020 James Banks
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The Tree With Unimaginable Roots, in mobi format.
Topic: mobi version
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Jul 3, 2020 James Banks
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The Tree With Unimaginable Roots, in epub format.
Topic: epub version
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Jul 3, 2020 James Banks
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Sometime in the 21st Century, in mobi format.
Topic: mobi version
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Jul 3, 2020 James Banks
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Sometime in the 21st Century, in epub format.
Topic: epub version
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Jul 3, 2020 James Banks
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Silence, in epub format.
Topic: epub version
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Jul 3, 2020 James Banks
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Patience, in mobi format.
Topic: mobi version
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Jul 3, 2020 James Banks
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Patience, in epub format.
Topic: epub version
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Jul 3, 2020 James Banks
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"Orthogonal Cooking", in mobi format.
Topic: mobi version
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Jul 3, 2020 James Banks
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"Orthogonal Cooking", in epub format.
Topic: epub version
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Jul 3, 2020 James Banks
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Letters to People Who Care, in mobi format.
Topic: mobi version
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Jul 3, 2020 James Banks
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Letters to People Who Care, in epub format.
Topic: epub version
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Jul 3, 2020 James Banks
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How Can We Love?, in mobi format.
Topic: mobi version
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Jul 3, 2020 James Banks
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How Can We Love?, in epub format.
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Jul 3, 2020 James Banks
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Fiducialism, in mobi format.
Topic: mobi version
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Jul 3, 2020 James Banks
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Fiducialism, in epub format.
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Jul 3, 2020 James Banks
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Destruction and Beauty, in mobi format. 
Topic: mobi version
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Jul 3, 2020 James Banks
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Destruction and Beauty, in epub format.
Topic: epub version
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Nov 16, 2019 James Banks
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IF game Ocean Beach , in glulx format.  (Release 4 of the game.)  Contains audio.  A game about waiting for the end of the day.  See 10v24.net/if for more information.
Topics: interactive fiction, ocean, sea, beach, boardwalk, visions, symbolic, landscape, endings, sunset,...
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Nov 16, 2019 James Banks
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MIDI file for "Dimming" from the IF piece Ocean Beach .  See also https://archive.org/details/musicfromOceanBeach (renderings of the midi file used in the game) And also 10v24.net/if for more information.
Topics: MIDI, hymn, evening hymn, piano, a capella
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Nov 16, 2019 James Banks
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Lilypond file for "Dimming" from the IF piece Ocean Beach .  See 10v24.net/if for more information.
Topics: hymn, evening hymn, sheet music, a capella
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Nov 16, 2019 James Banks
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Sheet music to the song "Dimming" from the IF piece Ocean Beach.  See https://10v24.net/if for more details.
Topics: hymn, evening hymn, a capella, sheet music
Community Software
Oct 25, 2019 James Banks
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Inspired by Ramon Llull's Ars Combinatoria, this simple thought combinator allows the user to enter sentences on "slips of paper" in a hopper full of other slips, then retrieves a few on command to present to the user.  The user comments on the presented sentences, finds some way to relate them by writing a new sentence, which is added to the hopper.  Useful for philosophical and poetic purposes, and perhaps others.  The program consists of a few bash scripts.  See...
Topics: Ramon Llull, combinator, hopper, random, writing tool, contemplation tool, philosophy tool, poetry...
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Oct 3, 2019 James Banks
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The song "Dimming" from the IF piece Ocean Beach.  Both the version that plays at the Palace Opening and during the credits.
Topics: Music, interactive fiction, MIDI, hymn
Community Software
Oct 1, 2019 James Banks (and many Angband developers)
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This is a patch to the long and challenging roguelike Angband (v. 4.1.0).  It makes it so that when you kill monsters, particularly lower-level ones, you incur sorrow.  If you don't manage your sorrow properly, you can burn out (the game ends).  To compensate, the game allows you to deeply terrify monsters (making them too afraid to attack you) by hitting them without killing them, at some risk of killing them anyway. Angband is a turn-based RPG which can display ASCII characters, but it...
Topics: Angband, Tolkien, game, roguelike, sorrow, burnout, computer game, Mac, Windows, Linux, source code
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Jul 8, 2019 James Banks
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You pull yourself together and think about the world outside yourself.  "Apocalypse" becomes "climate change" and "personal collapse" seeks solutions in disciplines such as patience.  Sensible people approve, but perhaps you have left real life behind you.
Topics: patience, climate change, nationalism, autobiography
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Jul 8, 2019 James Banks
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You are a voice, and you're tired of speaking.  Another life awaits, but first this one must end.
Topic: silence
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Jul 8, 2019 James Banks
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You're a young person, maybe a Christian, maybe not.  You're struck by how broken the world is, and you hold that against God -- or maybe you don't.  How can you accept yourself?  You have something to do with how the world is.  How can you respond to the world's brokenness?  How can you love?
Topics: nonfiction, doctrine, altruism, life path, love, Christian, anti-Christian
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Jul 8, 2019 James Banks
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The world is going to end sometime in the 21st century.  Mental collapse, personal collapse, environmental collapse. So you had better find the people, the person, who will be with you through the trying times ahead.
Topics: Apocalyptic, novel, romance, resource depletion, environmental collapse
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Mar 3, 2019 James Banks
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A memorial lesson (sermon about those who have died) given at the 2019 All-California Sacred Harp Convention (audio recorded later).
Topics: Sacred Harp, memorial lesson, sermon, Jesus, Lazarus, 1 Thessalonians, John, grief, eternity, death
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Oct 1, 2018 James Banks
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A very short pamphlet about a particular culinary phenomenon.
Topics: cooking, orthogonality, flavor, oatmeal, omelet, spices
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Oct 1, 2018 James Banks
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A short book about how everything is trust, in brochure form for A4 paper.  (See 10v24.net for more information.) Revised 23 August 2020.
Topics: trust, brochure, philosophy, empiricism, pragmatism, Berkeley
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Oct 1, 2018 James Banks
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A short book about how everything is trust, in brochure form for Letter (8.5" by 11") paper. Revised 23 August 2020.
Topics: trust, booklet, philosophy, empiricism, pragmatism, Berkeley
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Oct 1, 2018 James Banks
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A short book about how everything is trust.  (See 10v24.net for more information.) (revised 23 August 2020)
Topics: trust, empiricism, personalism, pragmatism, philosophy, Berkeley
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Oct 1, 2018 James Banks
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Lilypond file for a play about waiting.  (See 10v24.net/waiting for more information and related files.)
Topics: Lilypond, score, keyboard, piano, organ, synthesizer, incidental music
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Oct 1, 2018 James Banks
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MIDI of music for a play about waiting.  (See 10v24.net/waiting for more information and related files.)
Topics: MIDI, waiting, play, keyboard, synthesizer, organ, music
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Oct 1, 2018 James Banks
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Music for a play about being in the state of life of waiting. (A4 format)  (See 10v24.net/waiting for more information and related files.)
Topics: Music, keyboard, piano, organ, synthesizer, lilypond, play, incidental music
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Oct 1, 2018 James Banks
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A short play (or play template) about being in the stage of life of waiting.  (See 10v24.net/waiting for more info and related files.)
Topics: waiting, play, musical, repetition, suffering
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Oct 1, 2018 James Banks
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Hanging out in San Diego living the laidback beach bum CEO living under the porch lifestyle, protagonists sometimes find the meaning of life.  (See 10v24.net for more information.)
Topics: San Diego, meaning of life, romance, antiromance, international, local, vignette
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Oct 1, 2018 James Banks
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A novel about a possible sustainable future -- not a utopia, and not a dystopia.  (See 10v24.net for more info.)
Topics: philosophy, novel, technology, antitechnology, sustainability, trust, degrowth, romance,...
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Jan 29, 2018 James Banks
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This is the brochure version of Destruction and Beauty , for printing up yourself or sending to a print service.  A4 paper.
Topic: printing
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Jan 29, 2018 James Banks
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This is the "brochure" version of "Wasting" Time , for A4 paper. Intended to be printed out and made into booklets, with pages in the right order for that.
Topic: printing
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Dec 16, 2017 James Banks
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A collection of greeting card designs (see 10v24.net/cards). Intended to be printed out and folded down the middle on an A4 page, or written on with a PDF writer to be sent online.  Some cards have different designs for whether they're intended for online, "screen" use (indicated with an "-s-" in the name), or for printing (indicated with a "-p-" in the name). All files are prefixed with "A5" (the size of each individual page of the card), to distinguish...
Topics: greeting cards, A4 paper, code, dinosaurs, ghosts, God, mental illness, parasites, vampires
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Dec 16, 2017 James Banks
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A collection of greeting card designs (see 10v24.net/cards). Intended to be printed out and folded down the middle on a letter size (8.5" x 11") page, or written on with a PDF writer to be sent online.  Some cards have different designs for whether they're intended for online, "screen" use (indicated with an "-s-" in the name), or for printing (indicated with a "-p-" in the name). Prefixes are the categories of the cards: BB="Black and Bold";...
Topics: greeting cards, letter size, code, dinosaurs, ghosts, God, mental illness, parasites, vampires
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Nov 15, 2017 James Banks
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This is the "brochure" version of "Wasting" Time , for letter paper (8.5" x 11"). Intended to be printed out and made into booklets, with pages in the right order for that.
Topic: printing
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Nov 15, 2017 James Banks
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This is the brochure version of Destruction and Beauty , for printing up yourself or sending to a print service.  Letter (8.5" x 11") paper.
Topic: printing
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Nov 11, 2017 James Banks
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A booklet about wasting (but not really wasting) time, including suggestions for picking up trash, writing letters to representatives, and partying. Versions suitable for printing out and making booklets: letter A4
Topics: rest, work, effective altruism, nihilism, parties, democratic participation, the role of the state,...
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Jul 15, 2017 James Banks
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I thought a lot about religion and philosophy and decided that we can't know things in a way that coerces us into believing in them -- this applies to all knowledge and all religion.  So then, what is left is to talk about specific beautiful things.  (30 pages.) A version of this suitable for printing and making into a booklet can be found here .
Topics: Problem of Evil, epistemology, beauty, personalism, animals, celibacy, generosity, Moloch, Jesus,...
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